Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2017, March
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 155 g
  • Screen: 5.8", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Single, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy S8
Release date 2017, March
Dimensions (HxWxD) 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm | 5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in
Weight 155 g | 5.47 oz
Body build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, Burgundy Red
Battery 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 20 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 67 h
Approximate price390 EUR
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.8" inc
Screen area 84.8 cm2
Screen format 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio83.6%
Screen resolution 1440 x 2960 px
PPI /points per inch/ 570 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other - HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score73
DxOMark Photo71
DxOMark Video75
Operating system OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset - Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm)
- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) - USA & China
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA
-Adreno 540 - USA & China
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score231907
Antutu 7 score202356
GeekBench 5 Single Core340
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1454
GeekBench 4 Single Core1763
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core6028
GeekBench 4 RenderScript8798
GeekBench 4 Battery3410
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.44 W/kg (head)     0.75 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.32 W/kg (head)     1.27 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Versions: G950F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G950FD (Global Dual-SIM); G950U (USA Unlocked); G950A (AT&T); G950P (Sprint); G950T (T-Mobile); G950V (Verizon); G950R4 (US Cellular); G950W (Canada); G950

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

The flagship smartphones of the South Korean company Samsung have long been an integral part of that category of devices that are most eagerly awaited by consumers. Just such interest provokes and Galaxy S8. This model is of impressive dimensions and came into the "arena" after the misfortunes surrounding the Note 7. In other words, it was tasked with the serious task of dispelling doubts about the quality of Samsung products. Because of this, the company has geared up to launch an excellent smartphone. The Galaxy S8 is just that. 


In this smartphone, we see a continuation of the visual style of the Galaxy devices S7 edge and Note 7. In them, we see Samsung's desire to abandon the use of large bezels around the screen, creating the illusion of their complete absence. 

In the Galaxy S8, this has been achieved somewhat. The central element is the "infinity display", as the manufacturer defines it. 

A 5.8-inch screen is housed in a 148.9x68.1mm case. It occupies 84.26% of the smartphone's front panel. The side edges are slightly curved, which gives the feeling that you are holding only a display in your hand. 

The back of the Galaxy S8 isn't as expressive as the front, but again, it's designed with style and symmetry. The camera unit doesn't extend above the body level. The quality craftsmanship, choice of materials, and the embedded Gorilla Glass 5 protective glass create the feeling that you are using a perfect device. 

The Galaxy S8 is IP68 water and dust resistant. You can immerse it in fresh water up to 1 metre deep and keep it there for up to 30 minutes. It will survive! 


As we mentioned a moment ago, the Galaxy S8's display takes up almost the entire front of the device. Its diagonal is 5.8 inches. The matrix is Super AMOLED, but with a non-standard resolution - 2960 x 1440 pixels. The aspect ratio is 18.5:9. 

The display shows good color rendering and viewing angles. In the settings, you can select one of the possible modes in which the screen changes the display of colors, making them brighter or more natural. 

Another interesting point is the screen setting that adjusts the resolution. The user can choose between HD+ (1480×720), Full HD+ (2220×1080) and WQHD+ (2960×1440).

Similar to what we see in the S7 edge, in the Galaxy S8 when the screen is locked, the display can show useful information. For example, time, date, battery level, calendar, custom image, and also notifications. This feature is known as Always on Display. 


The Galaxy S8 is powered by a Samsung Exynos 8895 processor. This chip uses 4 power-efficient ARM Cortex A53 cores with an operating frequency of 1.7 GHz, and also 4 high-performance cores, a Samsung development whose frequency reaches up to 2.35 GHz. The top Mali-G71 MP20 accelerator is responsible for the graphics. It is 40% faster than the Mali T880MP12 chip that is embedded in the Galaxy S7 edge.

You also get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage in the Galaxy S8. Thanks to the microSD memory card slot, you can expand the memory. 

Tests show that the performance level of the Galaxy S8 is extremely good. You won't have any criticism either about the interface performance or the apps. 

Finger, face and retina scanners 

With the Galaxy S8 in hand you have several methods to unlock the device. Using facial recognition, scanning the retina of the eye or a fingerprint. These methods have different levels of security. The latter two are said to be more reliable. 

The fingerprint scanner is located on the back of the case, right next to the cameras. If you want to scan the retina, then the scanner is located on the front panel. It is infrared and therefore works well in both light and dark. It works excellently, the recognition rate is high. It may not work in too bright sunlight. 


The cute and memorable Galaxy S8 runs Android 7.0 operating system. Its interface has been slightly tweaked and is called Samsung Experience. 


Samsung smartphones traditionally shoot very well. The Galaxy S8 has a 12 MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, optical and digital stabilization, 6 lens system and a sensor with quite large 1.4μm pixels. Compared to the S7 edge model, there is no change to the camera features. In the S8, the manufacturer has used a new revision of the camera module and also new processing algorithms. As a result, the camera shoots faster and photo detail is improved when shooting in low-light conditions. 

We should also say that you can now store photos in both JPEG and RAW format by default.

The Galaxy S8's front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel camera with an f/1.7 aperture. It has HDR support, the ability to merge multiple photos into one to increase the angle of view, and also backlight the screen while shooting in the absence of sufficient light. 

In other words, there aren't many changes to the Galaxy S8's main camera, but there are some. They have contributed to the boost in results. You definitely can't complain about the photos taken with this model. 

Autonomous operation 

After the mishaps with the Note 7, the South Korean company has paid serious attention to battery testing for its smartphones. Thus, the Galaxy S8 is "armed" with a 3000 mAh battery. The results are as follows: 

You can watch HD+ resolution video uninterrupted for 8 hours and 46 minutes. If you change the resolution to Full HD+, this drops to a little over 7 hours and 30 minutes. 

For a smartphone with such battery capacity, these results are excellent. Recharging is done via a USB Type-C port. Fast recharging and wireless recharging are supported. 


The Galaxy S8 is a flagship device with a futuristic design and thin bezels around the impressive and enchanting 5.8-inch display. Excellent performance and a pleasant interface make interacting with the device an enjoyable experience. Not to mention the perfect photos that you'll want to post on social networks without worry. How can you not share them! They are the ultimate!


  • Design;
  • Quality;
  • Protection against water and dust;
  • Display;
  • Performance;
  • Excellent cameras;
  • Android 7 operating system;
  • Autonomous operation;
  • Recharge - both fast and wireless.


  • Fingerprint scanner placement for some users is poorly chosen;
  • Price is high;
  • Keep the case. 

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Samsung Galaxy S8 - comments and opinions

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Johnnie greco

2021-12-11 10:05:12

I own a samsung s8 my front lcd scree grollia glass and back screen shattered it was in amotorcycle accident should i replace screen or is there one anothger samsung compactable with s8 that has 5g

Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S8 was around 390 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2017, March.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 155 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 5.8" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
Yes, it is waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.